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it was a fire work thrown underneath the truck. >> we were all jarred. you know, we looked out and we saw this car, this smoke, you know, white smoke coming up. >> reporter: now it happened again today. >> yeah. >> reporter: in addition to disrupting traffic this afternoon police say they had to divert a number of officers and other first responders to come out to the situation. after that, nobody was hurt and investigators are reaching out to witnesses to nail down what happened here. live in san francisco, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. leaders are taking community concerns about violence seriously and move figure forward with -- moving forward with new regulation. ktvu's john sasaki is live in oakland where police are working on outreach. john? >> reporter: oakland is closer to have a surveillance center system merged into one but it
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wasn't easy. >> reporter: oakland continues to struggle with crime. >> you have people that committed crime, killed somebody. >> reporter: protesters damaging businesses and the city's image. >> they are sick of seeing the city get trashed during peaceful protests. >> the city counsel passed two resolutions. one to ban certain potential weapons from demonstrations. >> includes hammers, poles. >> reporter: they voted to merge the survailous capabilities. >> we are not adding new technology that we don't have. now we will be able to observe the port cameras and the city cameras in one place. >> the crowd was not happy. >> last night was very
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contentious. we had personal threats made. lot of screaming from the audience. >> reporter: these moves and a ice cream social are aimed at making the city safer for everyone. >> trying to reestablish that trust here in the community. who better to start with than the young minds. >> it helps the community. >> reporter: sources say the vans are here for another protest that is set for tomorrow. at 6:00 p.m. what we learned about three crimes in the city. live, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. 90 minutes from now a candlelight vigil is set to begin for a mish toddler. -- for a missing toddler. her father left her in the car with his mother while he went inside a store. when he came out she was missing. the candlelight vigil is 6:30 p.m.
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tonight at the church. the man suspected of a double murder at a jewelry mart entered a not guilty plea today. barry white is accused of shooting and stabbing two women in a dispute over something he purchased. three surveillance cameras recorded the attack. lincoln memoriallina lim and khin min were chimp. continuing coverage on -- were killed. >> continuing coverage on the bart strike. they have four days left to try avoid a strike. the unions contract extension ends at midnight this sunday august 4. as the negotiations continue hundreds of thousands of very nervous commuters who depend on bart every day are trying to figure out what they are going to do. ktvu's cara liu is following
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that and the negotiations that are continuing. >> reporter: just in the last 10 minutes i heard from two union negotiators who were here. one tells me they are still negotiating. the other has no new developments, this as thousands are watching and waiting. >> reporter: the possibility of bart coming to a halt for a second time this summer is fueling anger and anxiety. >> not fair. do you know how many people ride? >> reporter: frustration. >> frustration because i have kids and i have to get them ready extra early. i have to get them off today care. -- off to day care. >> reporter: many are thinking about plans if another strike is called. >> most of the traffic goes into the city. i go out to marine, around the
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traffic. . >> reporter: i had to transfer to 10 different buses in one day last day last time. >> i don't know what to do. >> reporter: pushing van pools and ride sharing, as well as bus options. >> we have managers that help us get the word out. >> reporter: the community rolled out bus service from san francisco a few weeks before the first strike and they are trying to add an additional south bay bus stop. >> that is the key to alternative transportation working. >> reporter: a spokesperson acknowledged they need to make changes but they need workers to contribute to healthcare. i talked to both sides today, neither had any idea how long negotiations would go today but we are here trying to see if
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there are new developments to share. live, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and more details now. the san francisco bay ferry plans to expand their commuter service to and from the east bay in the event of a strike, earlier departures from oakland and vallejo and evening from san francisco. 13 boats will be in service. they will loan the use of two boats available at the ferry building. what are your plans if bart goes on strike? tell us on facebook. just search for ktvu channel 2. fire trucks were staning by at san jose state university as a plane landed with nose gear problems. the plan radioed ahead he might have a blown tire. the pilot said he had
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indications one of the tires might have blown during takeoff. the case of a teacher accused of lewd acts with a student went to the jury. he was a teacher in east san jose. he was arrested in january of last year. new developments tonight involving the bedbugs that forced good will to throw out thousands of dollars worth of donations. ktvu's rob w is live with -- rob roth is live with information on the dog that was brought in today. rob? >> reporter: goodwill's warehouse remains closed after bedbugs were detected but at another store the news is better. >> reporter: a bedbug sniffing dog emerged this afternoon and the dog found no race of the pests.
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but the organization says it will be doing second check tomorrow just to be safe. as we first reported monday they had to trash much of its stock. that is because employees spotted bedbugs like these last friday. workers even were protective clothings. one mother found out it was closed. >> people are investigating and i am not going to risk it. >> reporter: their bites could cause rashes. here in san francisco earlier this week a dog found evidence of bedbugs in one area. they will treat the section tomorrow. they say they probably came from donated items. today donations kept pouring in. we asked if people check first before they drop off. >> no. no. i don't check. but i don't have them.
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>> sympathize but there is not lot i can do about it. i am just a user. i am donating something. >> reporter: they estimate the value of the items they had to trash in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and they are seeking cash to recover the losses. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. santa clara plans to spray tomorrow night for mosquitos in san jose. this comes after traps captured mosquitos that tested positive for west nile. it will last several hours. the attack of a man last night on san jose state university campus may not be random. the man was not a student at the school and possibly knew his attacker. they believe they were part of the same group walking when the fight broke out. investigators say the suspect slammed the victim's head into
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the concrete. in hayward is man is suffering from several gun shot wounds. the victim was shot in his car before 10:00 p.m. last night. he tried to drive away but ran into a parked car. neighbors heard the gunfire and called 911. a friend says the victim was shot 7 times and needed emergency surgery. police have information about a suspect vehicle but at this point have made no arrests. a man from san francisco who was missing has been found. eugene smith was located last night after an alert person called police to report a disoriented elderly man. authorities rianited him with -- reunited him with his family. professor who was hurt in
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the crash of asiana airlines sued. he fractured his back and suffered other injuries. she was visiting family here. chevron agreed to pay $190,000 to settle violations. the air quality management district said it happened between 2010 and 2012. the agreement does not cover any possible violation connected with the big fire at the refinery last august. that remains under investigation. horrifying attack and an arrest. new at 5:30 p.m. what led police to the man who kicked a woman in the head and why some say it sleds light on a -- shreds light on a bigger problem. >> what parents should know and
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whysome say it is in-- why some say it is ineveitable. >> a blood drive to address a shortage in donations. why officials were turned away without being allowed to donate. >> i am back after the break. lot of fog out there. temperatures cool. but it will get cooler.
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new at 5:00 p.m. a mayor holds an event he can't be part of. he is barred from giving blood because he is gay. ktvu's johna k is live -- jana katsuyama is live. >> reporter: you know, the mayor helped to organize this
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blood drive that is being held right now, started at noon. they had dozens of people come through to donate and help address a shortage in donations they have during the summer months. the mayor and the vice mare came -- mayor came in to try to donate. they are both openly gay. they went through the questionnaires and when it asked whether they had any sexual relations with other men they were disqualified from the pause. the mayor -- from the process. the mayor says this is not fair. there should be an allowance for people who are low risk. he said the emphasis should be on proper blood testing done before. >> we are in 2013 and we determine the quiteria and so
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-- criteria and so it is important to look for behavior. >> reporter: the red cross tells me they are just follow the national policy set by the united states food and drug administration. they have deferred gay donors on increase risk of hiv and testing samples is not fool proof. >> it is not 100%. if somebody is infected with hiv there is a 10 day window period where it doesn't show up. >> the red cross has been an advocate for changing the fda policy saying there are many gay donors who are low risk and could be donors. the need for blood is critical. they plan to collect blood till 6:00 p.m. tonight and the mayor says he is calling for more people to donate and for the fda to take
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a look at changing their policy. reporting live, jana katsuyama, ktvu channel 2 news. a court-martial that convicted bradley manning of leaking government secrets to wikileaks is focused on his sentence. a judge found him not guilty of aiding the enemy yesterday but guilty of 20 other charges. now prosecutors are seeking testimony on how the leaks damaged u.s. foreign relations. it could last for several weeks. bradley manning faces 136 years behind bars. dashcam video from a police car shows george zimmerman during a traffic stop in texas today. he was stop for speeding and informed the officer he had a gun in the glove compartment. since his acquittal he can once again carry a gun but it is not
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the same gun that killed trayvon martin. george zimmerman still faces a civil rights case. the officer didn't give him a ticket. college students and parents could be getting a break when it comes to intrust rates on loans. legislation is headed to president obama for his signature. payments would be less expensive under the bill. this fall california state university students will be able to take online classes from any campus. the plan offers 30 courses. they will be limited to one course per term that is offered by another campus. our weather now. our chief meteorologist bill martin is here. more of the same today. >> more of the same. on the cool side. fog everywhere. change comes tomorrow and it gets cooler. tomorrow, thursday should be
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the coolest day of the week. there is something going on here. fog cleared away. plenty of clouds and now we are getting a break. the fog has been mixed out. the inversion gets deep the fog just goes away. you are seeing sunshine at the beaches right now which is nice but the fog comes back tonight. you will look at temperatures tomorrow closer than what we saw today. in fairfield 80. 77 livermore. around the bay low 70s. tomorrow temperatures coming down. the fog pushes back inland. fog and drizzle into the evening hours along the coast specifically. breezy conditions. it has been good for air quality. not as much smoke today because of the winds last night cleared out the atmosphere. still smoke from the fires in oregon. so the marine layer has been up over 2,000 feet deep over the last four days. that is where it is now.
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2,000 feet. cooler tomorrow, especially inland. maybe long the coast low 60s. 62, 63. inland, you will see temperatures in the 70s tomorrow. hot spots, upper 70s. tomorrow that is the hot spot, 80 degrees. 70 around the bay. low 60s along the coast. deepening fog bank. morning hours you see the fog, everywhere like it was this morning. fills back in along the coast. fog is back. you know that. forecast highs for thursday, cool. 70s. look where they are. concord, livermore. sacramento forecast to be in the 80s tomorrow. the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view tomorrow coolest day of the
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week. high end, might get low 80s. 79. i think you will see low 80s. 80 brentwood. friday slightly warmer. a mild pattern for sure. it did hem a bit -- help a bit, the winds cleared the air out. smoke not as big an issue. fire danger not a big issue. we talked about the fire in livermore, they got it out quick because conditions are not as bad as they could be. feels weird. i know. unusual. into the weekend it is still unusual. the numbers -- should be 90s. we are not. >> okay. thank you. a big international soccer match is taking place tonight in san francisco. live picture from at&t park where kickoff is 8:00 p.m. this evening. the italian team will face everten. that is a british team with an
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american goalkeeper. it is part of the international champions cup. the winner plays the winner of a match between los angeles and madrid. up next the president's plan to return to california and the show he will appear on and the special group of kids that got a day of fun but why some say it is bittersweet. >> julie haener for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> the zodiac killer was never found, why they are linking another victim to the case. >> and a fight to place high school sports plays political. why she fighting to -- why he is fighting to make the team. >> amaze at the support i have gotten. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m.
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new at 5:00 p.m. looks like any other fun summer day but these children don't have mom and dad take them on a family outing anymore. today the children of fallen service members had a day set aside for nothing but smiles. it turns out just being with other children in the same situation was the most healing part of the day. >> the charity snow ball express and the sponsor
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welcomed 23 gold star wives and 62 children to day of rides and interactions with animals, including dolphins. the charity was founded after september 11 to honor the families of military men and women who died in the line of duty. >> one mother has people tell her i know how you feel, they don't know. >> nice to know there are other people going through the same thing. usually you are the only ones. >> reporter: it is about comforting their children. many who will never know the parent who gave all for their country. >> he is not strange, not something he has to explain. anything like that. >> it is fun. i get to meet more kids and get more friends. really fun. >> they have been through a lot. we are getting through. organizations like this help. it gives us good memories and good positive things to move
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on. everything is not sad. >> more fun than going back to school. for the children it is a time of joy. for the mothers a time to take a step back and think of what might have been as they into move forward. >> the group that organized the outing says the effects should last long beyond today. saying its hope is to create opportunities opportunities for joy, friendship and healing. president obama is expected to drop by the tonight show with jay leno next week. his appearance on tuesday will be the 6th time he has been on the show. he has also appeared on late night with david letterman. woman attacked and robbed. now a man is behind bars. >> caught on surveillance
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. the surveillance video few can forget. a man caught on camera delivering a vicious blow to the head of a woman. san francisco police have arrested a man who they say is the one. for more let's go to ktvu's david stevenson live in the city where there is relief but still plenty of concern. >> reporter: that is right. even as police announce an arrest there are new concerns here tonight about other violent crimes and assaults. >> the attack is brutal, the response was immediate. >> this was a vicious crime. people that saw this video were absolutely disgusted with what they saw. >> reporter: san francisco
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police arrested christopher porter-bailey as the man seen kicking a female robbery victim in the head. it took part last month. >> we need more street lighting. nobody is out walking. >> reporter: they have seen a series of armed robberies and assaults last month. residents feel targeted by criminals. a public safety forum is set for tonight. not far from where they were shoved to the ground and robbed -- ground and robbed earlier this month. >> he told me to give me the wedding ring. >> reporter: he said more police are needed on the streets but he is glad there has been an arrest in this case. >> anytime we have that kind of crime and we catch someone it is a huge relief.
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>> reporter: his lawyer declined comment. he is being held on bail and due in can you tell august 9. the victim in the case has recovered. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the bail is set at $201,000. odd number here. we found that the $1,000 is on another unrelated charge so the judge added that to the larger amount. san francisco police are looking for two men they say stabbed a man and woman this morning. this happened about 2:30. police say it appears the attack began as a bar fight. the 8-year-old boy who is accused of murdering his sister made a court appearance today. the boy was led inside the courthouse with his head covered. the boy claims an intruder
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killed his 8-year-old sister. they hired a private investigator to find that person and attorneys say it produced a mountain of evidence and the court granted them more time before a court date is set. >> we want to get this case to trial as soon as possible. i don't know when. i would love it to be this year. >> the boy's family attended the hearing and left without saying anything. the hearing was continued till september 18. two men accused of holding a girl captive and using her as a sex slave appeared in court today. the judge assigned attorneys for the two. the two are charged with conspiring to grow and distribute marijuana and using a minor in a illegal drug operation. they forced a 15-year-old girl
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to process marijuana and confined her in a coffin like box and sexually abused her. and they face chargeles of kidnapping and unlawful sex with a minor. santa clara will be back to a complete board of supervisors. she will complete the term. ktvu's robert handa spent the day with her as he gets up to speed. >> reporter: we are at the government center at it has been operating short-handed for a while which means she doesn't have time to relish her victory. she has to hit the ground running. >> reporter: she headed into her new government home this afternoon where she will be for the next three years or so. she was elected to the board of supervisors last night, winning a special election.
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>> congratulations. doing well. >> reporter: she spent the day meeting with officials to get up to speed. >> recommended budget. here is a summary of the county structure. >> it is the neediest district. highest rate of unemployment, highest number of people without health insurance. >> reporter: many people point out crime. >> i would like to see is the gang stuff straightened up. >> reporter: others say the scars left from the scandal reflected in the 18% votedder turn out means she needs to -- volter turn out means she needs to have a community -- vetter turn out means she needs to have a community presence. >> one of the first things, spend time in the community, make sure people understand there is a living bridge between them and the county.
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>> reporter: she will be sworn in next week. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. former college athletes got the go ahead for a lawsuit against electronic arts. the company is accused of using the images of college players for its games without their permission and without compensating them. they claim the use of the images is protected free speech but the court in san francisco disagreed. today's ruling pushes the claim forward by asu quarterback. it could also open up additional legal action from other college athletes. brief good news for people who bought facebook stock. shares rose above $38. they had be as low as $17 since
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a year ago. in the end today the stock closed down 83 cents at $36.80. as for the over all market, stocks ended mixed after they plan to stay with their bond buying stimmalulous program. the dow is down 21 to 15,499. the nasdaq is up 9 at 3,626. the s&p is down 0.23 to 1,685. statistics about abuse among teens. why the problem is inevitable. >> a submarine sinking into trouble. why it isn't doing the job it was built to do. and the partnership starbucks says will make their wifi faster.
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starbucks is introducing a new partnership for google for wifi. they are ditching their current at&t set up and google will begin a roll out next month at all 7,000 u.s. stores. they are promising speeds 10 times what they are now and if they are in a cybercity it will be 100 times faster. three cruise lines are posting crime statistics on their website. they said today that a crime index will be posted no later than tomorrow. it comes after a hearing on passengers rights and new
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reform legislation. a virginia senator drafted the bill saying consumers deserve to know more. it includes the posting of crimes and contracts and a passengers hot line. small submarine being tested at lake tahoe is running into problems. the motor had problems on shallow dives. they are now hoping for another test run in the spring. the submarine is headed to antarctica next year. no word if that will be postponed. tickets for the music festival goes on sale friday. [ music ] [ music ] >> last year's event drew thousands of music lovers. headliners this year include --
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it is scheduled for the weekend of october 19 and 20. information that could have parents taking notice. young americans and dating violence and it is not just the boys haare committing the crime -- boys who are committing the crimes. >> o.j. simpson was granted parole but he is not getting out of jail. >> tell you what you could expect in your neighborhood. [ male announcer ] how do you do a summer clearance the dodge way?
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many consider it a grown up problem but more teens are tangled in abusive relationships. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler reports on numbers behind the trend and what parents can do. >> reporter: teens told me relationships seem to be increasingly troubled. >> he lied to me and he said bad things about me. >> reporter: i have learned of new research suggesting a third of teens endure abusive relationships. >> said things that weren't correct to them, come back and be more angry. >> reporter: she said her boyfriend was abusive. >> yelling at me all the time. mostly when he would do it
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outside and the neighborhood would hear. >> reporter: 41% of girls, 37% of boys report being victims of dating abuse. more girls, 35% compared to 29% of boys admit being abusive. >> abuse is not a good thing. having it be in the open is a good thing. >> reporter: she says today's culture tolerates bad behavior. although she says people want to be nice. >> often what i see is people coming in looking for authenticity. >> reporter: she says parents bear responsibility that too many try to befriend rather than set limits with their teens, especially with relationships. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. president obama took a trip to capitol hill to rally the troops before a budget battle.
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>> jobs, middle class. >> the president spent an hour with democrats and another hour with senate democrats. lawmakers say the president pledged to work with republicans on solutions. both parties are getting ready for a fight this fall. the current budget expired in 2 months and congress most likely will have to raise the debt ceiling. >> does it reduce the deficit? let's take that conversation to the public. >> we will find it may be a messy process but we will find a way. >> congress breaks for a month starting on friday. and there was an interesting moment at the meetings today. john mccain accidentally walked in on the president's meeting with the democrats. he tweeted i opened the wrong door and said my mistake and everyone laughed. he declined a invitation from
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the president to stick around. prison officials granted o.j. simpson parole on some convictions. he was granted parole on charges of kidnapping, robbery and burglary with a fire arm. he still faces four more years. another beautiful day in the bay area. i know this is below temperature, you have to admit it is nice. >> it is very nice. we had sunshine at the coast right now. things cleared out. it is cool. mild. around the bay and inland. look at the numbers from today. these were the temperatures recorded by the national weather service. the official numbers. antioch. there you are. warmth. heat. fairfield, 81 degrees. santa rosa 78. 83 livermore valley. i expect them to be in the 90s.
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you see temperature business low the average. -- temperatures below the average. over 2,000 feet deep and what happens is, sometimes it takes the inversion and lets all the moisture evaporate and the fog goes away. it is not as dense so the fog isn't formed. 79 concord. 73 walnut creek. fog comes back tonight. ocean beach. it fills back in. tomorrow like today, a lot like today, slightly cooler. instead of maybe mid-80s inland, they are looking at the low 80s. fog forecast tomorrow morning. aggressive. and burns back and fog left in the bay for tomorrow around 3:00. it will be cooler. in the bay, mid-60s.
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berkeley. mid-60s. over the hill, valley, mid-70s. you will see low 80s but you got to go to the fringe of the bay area valleys. if you go further towards antioch, you will see 83, 84. but still below average temperatures. cooler tomorrow than today. normal summer looks like this, high pressure, heat in the valley. cool at the coast. this is what we have been getting, this low-pressure system gives us low clouds and fog. drops the fire danger. better air quality. drops the temperatures as well. this is what we got today. it will move on but it will stick around this weekend as well. with it look for temperatures, you will see it in the five-day forecast, warmer but not above average. not as warm as you expect. morgan hill 80. along the coast, 50s and 60s. five-day forecast.
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temperature trend. tomorrow will be the coolest day and temperatures go up friday, saturday and sunday, right? still we call that mild. that is the five-day forecast. see you back here at 6:00 p.m. we will look at next week's forecast. >> closer to normal. thank you. the powerball jackpot is soring. -- soaring. it is said to be $235 million. the estimated cash option if you win, $136 million. powerball tickets cost $2 a piece. the drawing is at 8:00 p.m. stealing from passengers ask let -- and letting friends skip the security lines. new questions for the group that keeps our airport safe. >> back to julie haener for 6:00 p.m.
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>> trying out for high school sports now a political issue. why this boy's fight to make the team is taking him to the state capital. >> blowing my mind. i can't believe it. >> why investigators think a unsolved murder may be linked to the zodiac killer. these stories and much more coming up in 10 minutes at 6:00 p.m.
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the war in afghanistan is taking a toll on civilians as their troops take charge of security. the united nations said the number of civilians killed by bombs has returned to 2011 levels. a growing number of the victims are women and children and calling for greater efforts to protect civilians. the report comes after forces plan to exit afghanistan. >> the number of civilians killed rose by 23%. compared to last year. >> officials are working on a security agreement with afghanistan so it is not clear how many troops will remain past the end of next year but the number is expected to be below the current level. why transportation security -- transportation security
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administration workers who break the rules are still on the job. they have zero tolerance for misconduct. >> if they are stealing, doing drugs or breaching the system they are out. >> the tsa says the problem is proving they are violating policy. otters found misconduct jumped 26% in three years. thousands of cases where screeners were sleeping in uniform, not following procedure or showing up to work, late, they often received letters of reprimand. 17% were fired. a number they say is too low. >> the tsa says it isn't just a piece of paper but carries consequences. employees could stand to lose a bonus or the chance of a promotion. a official told house members they created an office toreview and investigate -- to review and investigate allegations.
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ktvu channel 2 news. britain's newspaper published more documents reveal the extent of the nsa surveillance program. edward snowden provided the documents. they show computer screen shots of the searches analysts perform. the nsa collected 42 billion records in a month in 2012. and stored the data on 700 servers at 150 sites around the world. now at 6:00 p.m. a look at the steel pieces being made to fix the eastern span of the bay bridge. >> negotiations are underway but commuters are beginning to talk about plans in the event of a bart strike. >> could there be a new victim of the zodiac killer? why investigators think the zodiac killer may be linked to a cold case in lake tahoe.
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>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. good evening. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> the solution to fixing the eastern span of the bay bridge now depends on steel saddles. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar got a look at how vitethal pieces are and how they are be dag vital the pieces are and how they are being made. >> the bolts can't hold the main earthquake structure together so here in this buildings they are building a replacement saddle. >> reporter: they invited the media to see the progress being made on the saddles for the eastern span of the bay bridge. >> another is made here and
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another in alabama. >> reporter: 3-inch thick steel plates are being bent into shape and then a cutter hollows out pathways for steel cables will run to lash the saddles. >> 27 cables running through. >> reporter: to create the pathway you have to mill them out out of the metal, creating millions of slivers of metal. it will be surrounded by concrete to complete the permanent fix. >> once you put them in and lock them off you fill the void so it will never be exposed to elements again. >> reporter: this system will be in place fully sometimes in december but there is still a chance the bridge

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